|League||North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL)|
|Home arena||Alpha Ice Complex|
Black, red, silver, white|
|General manager||Kevin Morrison|
|Head coach||Dave Dorsey|
|1997–2012||Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins|
|2012–2013||Three Rivers Vengeance|
The Pittsburgh Vengeance are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The team plays in the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) since the 2009–10 season. The team plays home games at the Alpha Ice Complex in Pittsburgh. In addition to the Tier III Junior A team, the organization also fields teams at the former Tier III Junior B/C levels and various youth levels of play. From 1997 until 2012, the team was known as the Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins.
The Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins entered the Metro Junior A Hockey League in 1997. After a decent year in the league, the league merged with the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League. The Penguins opted not to join and entered the more local Empire Junior B Hockey League (EmJHL). In 2006, the Penguins fielded a second Junior B team in the Continental Hockey Association's Premier Junior B Division. In 2007, the Penguins created a third and fourth entry for the CHA's Major and Minor Junior C leagues. In 2009 the organization added a Tier III Junior A team that began play in Fall 2009 in the Central States Hockey League (CSHL). In 2010, the CSHL became the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) after the Tier II North American Hockey League took control of the CSHL.
The Jr. Penguins fielded Junior B teams in CHA Premier (later called Eastern States Hockey League and the Empire Junior B Hockey League, and a Junior C team in the CHA Selects. In 2006, USA Hockey dropped the Junior C designation and those teams became Tier III Junior B. In 2011, USA Hockey dropped both the Junior A and B designations and called all the leagues as just Tier III, but since many organizations still fielded teams in the former lower leagues most were still referred to as their former designation.
In 2012, the team was rebranded the Three Rivers Vengeance, which in 2013 was changed to the Pittsburgh Vengeance.
Flagship team's statistics.
|Season||GP||W||L||T||OTL||Pts||GF||GA||Regular Season Finish||Playoffs|
|1997–98||50||21||26||3||—||45||168||240||9th Metro A|
|2009–10||48||34||12||2||0||70||235||109||3rd of 13, CSHL||Won Round 1, 2-0 vs. Toledo Cherokee|
3rd in Hurster Cup Round Robin
(T, 2-2 vs. Thunderbirds, T, 0-0 vs. Jr. Lumberjacks, L, 2-5 vs. Jr. Blues)
|2010–11||45||29||16||—||0||58||237||152||5th of 12, NA3HL||Lost Round 1, 0-2 vs. Chicago Hitmen|
|2011–12||48||26||19||—||3||55||188||165||4th of 4, East|
8th of 16, NA3HL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Flint Jr. Generals|
|2012–13||48||28||18||—||2||58||178||162||2nd of 6, East|
6th of 17, NA3HL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-3 vs. Flint Jr. Generals|
|2013–14||48||25||15||—||8||58||156||130||3rd of 6, East|
10th of 21, NA3HL
|Lost Div. Semifinals, 0-2 vs. Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks|
|2014–15||47||30||11||—||6||66||169||117||2nd of 6, East|
8th of 31, NA3HL
|Won Div. Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Toledo Cherokee|
Lost Div. Finals, 1-2 vs. Metro Jets
|2015–16||47||19||25||—||3||41||132||157||5th of 6, East|
23rd of 34, NA3HL
|Did not qualify|
- Pittsburgh Vengeance (Official website)